Watch brainy zoo animals figure out a box puzzle to get at food
Sarah Benson-Amram It’s a no-brainer: animals with bigger brains are better problem-solvers. But there has been little evidence for the idea – until now. Sarah Benson-Amram at the University of Wyoming in Laramie and colleagues have tested it using puzzle boxes baited with food. When they presented these to 140 carnivores from 39 species in North American...
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